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April 2012
Nursing Review (1173-8014);APRIL, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p22
The article discusses a study on the effectiveness of heel offloading device (HOLD) to lessen pressure injury incidence when compared to standard practice. The study nursed 65 years old or more patients with hip fracture on pressure-redistributing surfaces using high specification foam mattress, Nimbus 3 alternating pressure, and AutoExcel or AlphaExcel overlay mattresses. Result shows that patients who undergone HOLD have lower frequency of pressure injury.


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